Social Policy & Administration

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Edited By: Ian Greener, Bent Greve

Impact Factor: 1.143

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 9/39 (Social Work); 15/41 (Social Issues); 16/46 (Public Administration); 21/55 (Planning & Development)

Online ISSN: 1467-9515

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Introducing the new Regular Issue Editor for SP&A
We are delighted to welcome Ian Greener as the new Regular Issues Editor for SP&A. Ian is a Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. He has authored books and papers on a range of social policy and public management issues in the leading journals of the field, and been funded by the ESRC and NIHR to conduct that research. At Durham he is Director of the ESRC North-East Doctoral Training Centre, overseeing funded postgraduate research across the social sciences. Before working at Durham, amongst others, he worked at the Universities of Manchester and York. Ian lives in York where he tries to balance his academic work and his family commitments to his far-cleverer-than-him wife, three scary children and two spaniels.

We’d also like to wish Martin Powell, the previous Regular Issues Editor, all the best for the future, with thanks for his years of dedicated service on the journal.

Social Policy & Administration -the Early Stage Career Researcher Prize

Social Policy & Administration are pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Early Stage Career Researcher prize.

Volquart Stoy, Institute of Political Science, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Worlds of Welfare Services: From Discovery to Exploration

This prize acknowledges the best published paper by an Early Stage Career Researcher. The prize will be £500, plus a year's free subscription to Social Policy & Administration. For further information on the eligibility for the prize, and how to apply, please click here.

The editor would also like to highlight the three runner-up articles.

Beyond Welfare Regimes: From Empirical Typology to Conceptual Ideal Types
Deborah Rice

Unemployment Protection and Family Policy at the Turn of the 21st Century: A Dynamic Approach to Welfare Regime Theory
Emanuele Ferragina, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser and Mark Tomlinson

Comparing Formal Unemployment Compensation Systems in 15 OECD Countries
Umut Riza Ozkan

Call for Papers

Social Policy & Administration Regional Issue 2014/2015 on:
- Small welfare states within the EU and impact from financial crisis
- Europeanization of Welfare

Please click here for details.

SP&A E-Special Issue - Welfare and Governance

SP&A e-Special Issue

SP&A are pleased to announce their first e-Special Issue Welfare and Governance.

This is the first E-issue of Social Policy & Administation. The idea is to look at a certain topic on which, over a number of years, a number of articles have been published and, by bringing them together, to show how a concept, idea or policy area has changed over the years or how, by looking at it from different perspectives and angles, one can shed new light on a topic. This is despite, naturally, the fact that some of the empirical data is not up to date.

Read the full e-Special Issue

Broadening Perspectives in Social Policy Book Series

This series is designed to stretch the boundaries of social policy debate by inviting a distinguished consultant editor, from a related discipline, to bring together an international range of contributors to comment on a theme of social policy concern. Now that notions of social policy are being redefined and reinterpreted in so many parts of the world, it is of vital importance for terms of reference to be enlarged and perspectives broadened in this way.

Recent books from the series include:
- Living in Dangerous Times: Fear, Insecurity, Risk and Social Policy by David Denney
- Reforming the Bismarckian Welfare Systems by Bruno Palier & Claude Martin

For further information on this series, please click here.

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